Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

Saturday, 29th June 2013

Today you are you.

This is truer than true.

There is no-one on earth

Who is youer than you.

Dr Seuss 

clement ci - day 231 attempting abstinence, 151 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do impulsively is write something on my todo list.
  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do off plan is recovery, something to maintain my sobriety, when tempted. I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety than to get things done.

Abstinence from relying on self. AA Big Book says to rely on God. Quoted in my bookmarks : scroll down to "AA Big Book on fears : relying on God not self-reliance:"

  • I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety of relying on God than to get things done.
    • "15 Points" point 5 says:
      5. Develop and rehearse a daily plan of thinking and acting by which you will live that day relying on God, regardless of what may upset you or how hard the old urge to rely on self may hit you.

      My Plan is this:

      1. read "15 Points"
      2. Meditate for 5 min on the attributes of God

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) cl
:) time log
quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
(skip) 11am pa phone mtg
:) sort tasks
?capture all * tasks here
(skip) j task
:) do tasks
:) put away clothes
:) reflection
:) pre-plan tmrw

9:25pm :
[not tracking <15 min anymore (for now)]
It's been 00days 01hrs 08min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (29min, 19:48-20:17 6/29 search for and dl 17 new beginnings graphics)
It's been 01days 22hrs 33min since i last went on an off-plan bender >1hr (1hr 26min, 9:26-10:52pm 6/27 researched remote VKM-Audio; abs his: 13,1,1,5,6,6,3,6,8,5,1,2 old-new)
It's been 08days 16hrs 43min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (2hrs 5min, 2:37-4:42am 6/21 early morning surfinq; abs his: 5,14,8,6,12,9,8 )
It's been 16days 17hrs 59min since i last went on an off-plan bender >3hrs (4hrs 1min, 11:25pm-3:26am 6/12-13 q surfing binge; abs his: 25,14,36; corrected 5/24).
It's been 17 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >4hrs (4hrs 1min, 11:25pm-3:26am 6/12-13 q surfing binge; before that: 78days).
It's been >95 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >6hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been 231 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~331 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 16days 10hrs 40min since i last relied on self. (6/10-6/13 10:45am overwhelmed with too many medium important tasks, no MITs; abs his: 14,50)

When we retire at night, we constructively review our day (BB).

  • Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid?
    - Yes resentful on the big issue. Lord help me focus on you, not other ppls opinion of me.
  • Do we owe an apology?
  • Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once?
  • Were we kind and loving toward all?
  • What could we have done better?
    - receive more recovery, so i did not have to go off plan twice when transitioning from big day with family, back into doing tasks my myself. That was RLY hard.
  • Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time?
    - yeah. Lord pls help me think about you and others more, and myself less.
  • Or, were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?
    - i packed a lot in today.

THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR (everything i "did well" comes from god, either thru gifts he's given me or the way he's transformed me)

TY that i could help my client well.
TY for son's match win.
TY for watching tennis w/ family.
TY for getting back into recovery, overcoming enormous obstacles with physical manifestations.
That was a big one.
TY for going thru my task list, and knowing i can leave all to tmrw. Such a better state of on top of things than at any other point in my life.
Pls help me finish the night on plan with its few tasks.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



solidarity in your goings on, jay. There are few things in life more stressful than lawsuits, for BOTH sides, even if you're 100% in the right. I pray your spirit great rest and rejuvenation during this period. I pray that you can get / stay close to God's spirit of Rest, Joy, Comfort, Strength, Refuge during this time. In fact this is what i pray for you:

May God be for you a "shelter from the storm" - Isaiah 25:4

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


@ mole

people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily

zig ziglar

thank you

fudoshin: checkin: 4:25pm

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


I need to fix my sleeping schedule. Today I woke up at 4:05.  After the alarm went off I did some stretches.  Tomorrow I'm waking up by 3pm.  Monday I'm waking up by 1:30pm.  Tuesday
I'm waking up by 12:30pm, etc.  Until I start waking up at 8am again.  I
think I may have an unconscious desire to isolate so that I can get a
vacation from reality, but sleeping when it's light out is really not
fun, and having to be awake at night is also not fun.  Missing phone
calls that are important is also not fun, although maybe I am looking
for a break from people, I prefer to be sleeping at night.

So I'm going to have to get ready for sleep by 6am, which is weird, b/c I
did that.  Oh well. I've set my alarm clock to go off at 3pm.

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

I want to thank Mole for starting this trend.

Things I did today

1. Went to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Went to the 11:15 a.m. telephone DA workshop

3. Counted my money and put the amout on the spreadsheet

4. Went to the 1 p.m. telephone CLAWSO business meeting

Things I will do today

1. Cook and eat dinner

2. Clear tables

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

6. Go to the 7:30 p.m. telephone NA meeting

7. Go to the 10 p.m. online EA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Hjf2bme check in 6-29-13

Thank you Mole and Vic! Just what I needed! I haven't been here in a long time! Life was too busy or I was too busy procrastinating! Now, my school (job) year has ended and so the vast periods of free time begin! Must make productive use of my is too short anymore...

Goals for summer:

1) get rid of time suckers ie. tv!

2) downsize!

3) get abetter paying what I do,but it won't pay the bills :o(

4)find myGod given purpose in life! See Vic's post from Melody Beattie!


justfor today...


2:15 shower, dress

2:45 too dang hot! need to cool body temp!

go thru clothes/ laundry in

2:30 pack winter clothes away

2:45 put summer clothes in proper places

3:oo get ready to go

3:30 go!

4:00. Work 

ready or not, here I go! 

Vic Saturday, June 29, 2013

 Show up (done) , exper,plan,followthrough

good reading today for me to remember: The Language of Letting Go God's Will   Saturday, June 29, 2013

"God's will most often happens in spite of us, not because of us.

may try to second guess what God has in mind for us, looking,
searching, hypervigilant to seek God's will as though it were a buried
treasure, hidden beyond our reach. If we find it, we win the prize. But
if we're not careful, we miss out.

That's not how it works.

We do have a
part. We have responsibilities, including caring for ourselves. But we
do not have to control God's will for us. We are being taken care of. We
are protected. And the Power caring for and protecting us loves us very

If it is a quiet day,
trust the stillness. If it is a day of action, trust the activity. If it
is time to wait, trust the pause. If it is time to receive that which
we have been waiting for, trust that it will happen clearly and with
power, and receive the gift in joy.

I will trust that God's will is happening, as it needs to in my life. I
will not make myself anxious and upset by searching vigorously for
God's will, taking unnecessary actions to control the course of my
destiny or wondering if God's will has passed me by and I have missed

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie 


jays saturday 29 june

people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily

zig ziglar

spend today physically tidying to have clean slate for paperwork tomorrow

shopping - go soon

kitchen wash up and tidy, put rubbish out 4 x 10 mins

living room tidy

clear desk file/bin/shread

txt j

wash bedding

make shopping list for tomorrow- plan healthy food

pack returns /text

bedroom tidy hang up clothes



then email soliciter


july planner

computer lesson

learn new camera


Hello jay - I'm sorry my message was a bit confused. I was conflating you and jalla. Must remember to put on my reading glasses... all strength to you. Every tiny step is a breakthrough - even just writing July at the top of a page!

@ mole

people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily

zig ziglar

hi mole, just wanted to say thank you, i read your list & your 'big july planner' was a good influence on me..i've really lost my way and am basically back to square one when i first started using the extent that even basic hygeine is gone...remarkable considering my quote. it's back to basics for me. much of my life is weighed down in a lawsuit i'm pursuing and i feel i can't move on til it's over but i know i should be working hard to keep myself well as i can while i'm pursuing it. anyway i shall make a BIG JULY PLANNER.


Thank you for the visuals, jalla!  This ditty has been been my morning mantra ever since you first posted it!

@ mole

its a great daily ditty! I might join you! How is your arm? i hope it is improving and that you have a lovely Sunday dear Molexoxo


Oh jalla, I do feel for you feeling you are back at square one, and weighed down by what sounds like an Allerdyce and Allerdyce (is that right?)of a case. So hard to not let something like that consume your mind all the time.your thread starters or always so uplifting to me - and I am sure to others, I hope our pleasure is reflected back on you.

 As for my arm - it hasn't changed much, but I am getting more philosophical about it, and more realistic about  how long it takes to do things! Needless to say I didn't even start the July plan yesterday, but will check in now and see where I might fit at least a beginning in.

hope your Sunday brings its pleasures,, dear jalla. all strength. I know one of the things I procrastinate about is taking a day off! 


Thank you dear Mole! I love Dr. Suess!!xo 


  • readings
  • HIO
  • tidy
  • put laundry away
  • finish filing printing
  • redo 13 file 
  • get letters for mon ready to copy
  • sort all files
  • call n
  • call a
  • call c
  • call s
  • finish all rs and filing
  • dinner
  • call d
  • rehab excercises
  • laundry continue
  • clean kitchen
  • clean fridge
  • clean cb
  • clean closets
  • floors
  • tidy bedrooms
  • tidy bathroom
  • rubbish out
  • check 11/12 bs again
  • put away stationary stuff 
  • new scedule
  • new ap
  • bed reasonable hour! FAIL!!!
  • HIO 


Mole's check in

It is midday. I have hung out the washing, written and eaten and am weighing whether to go on bush route to Prov. it has just become windy and overcast.

Prov with project

Buy fruit e route  home.

pick up papers 

bring in washing 

There are a large number of things, some important some less so that I have been procrastinating about - making myself busy or pretend busy with other things.

These fall into the following categories:

clear deadlines (p's project, tower business, report to C)

important  (admin, accounts)

people who need some TLC  or who I have not contacted for an embarrassingly long time.



garden planting and weeding,

electrics, plumbing and roof 

So when I get back from prov I am going to mark out a big July planner . But I need to make sure I don't overestimate what I can do, or it will be abandoned.

eat well tonight, relax and get to bed by 11 




recognising what I was doing wrong with my list/tasks - a reality check. This will put me in good stead for costing and working out P's project.

following my instinct instead ofjeopardising it with over organisation in my writing .


this is a prime example of biting off more than I can chew - and part of this is not remembering the steps that it takes to PREPARE and COMPLETE a task.  shopping means unpacking it and putting it away. Bringing the washing in means making the bed and putting the rest away. I didn't allow for washing up- and perhaps most important of all, it hasn't allowed for the rest I need to give my arm between each task. I need to aerate the list, allow some energy to flow


  Clean sundried sheets on a made bed

chat with S about the power of the unsaid.

the skills insights I have been blessed wth

K putting out the papers